Abhirami Girija Sriram, who lives in Chennai, is an editor and translator.
Having worked in publishing for over a decade, she is particularly
interested in literature in translation from Tamil and Malayalam. She has
reviewed fiction for India Today, The Indian Express and The Book Review,
and translated C. Ayyappan’s short story “Branthu” (Madness) for Oxford India Anthology of
Malayalam Dalit Writing (OUP,2012). She is one of the translators of
Njarukal, a collection of 23 Malayalam short stories by Dalit
writers edited by M.R. Renukumar,published in English as Don’t Want
Caste (Navayana, 2017). Currently she is chief subeditor Frontline Magazine
Babitha Marina Justin, Assistant Professor in English at the Indian
Institute of Space Science and Technology, iruvananthapuram.
Her poems have appeared in Silver Needle Press, Fulcrum, Ogazine,
The Four Quarters Magazine, Taj Mahal Review, Kritya, Journal of Post-Colonial
Literature and Eclectica Magazine. Her first collection of poetry, Of Fireflies,
Guns and the Hills, was published by the Writers Workshop in 2015. Her
most recent publication is From Canons to Trauma: Essays in Literature
(Bodhi Tree Books, 2018). She divides her time between teaching, research, painting and poetry.